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Martin Brodeur retirement ceremony leads to rise in Devils’ ticket prices

Former New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur

Former New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur salutes the fans as he walks out for the ceremonial puck drop before the game between the New Jersey Devils and the Washington Capitals on Feb. 6, 2016 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Credit: Getty Images / Elsa

Devils games rarely cause much of a stir on the secondary ticket market, but Tuesday night against the Oilers is a glaring exception, thanks to the ceremony retiring former goaltender Martin Brodeur’s No. 30.

According to SeatGeek.com, the average resale price for the game has been $211, nearly triple the Devils’ season average of $78.

It also is the highest price for a regular-season game at the Prudential Center in SeatGeek records that date to 2010.

Of the 14 NHL jersey retirement ceremonies SeatGeek has tracked since 2010, the only one that had a higher average price on the secondary market was $266 for Pavel Bure in Vancouver in 2013.

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